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Uber suffers a major blow as it loses its London license

6 monthes ago   |   By Digital Trends

In a serious blow to its business, Uber has had its application for a new operating license in London rejected by regulators. The ridesharing company is set to appeal Transport for London's decision.
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Uber stripped of London license, plans to appeal

Uber stripped of London license, plans to appeal

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

LONDON - London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of next week in a huge blow to the taxi service and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities.
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Uber To Be Kicked Out Of London Over ‘Lack Of Responsibility'

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Uber was refused an operating license removal in London over “a lack of corporate responsibility,” Transport for London said on Friday. The government body ruled to stop the ride-hailing service provider from operating in the UK capital after its existing license expires on September 30, although it will be allowed to continue doing business in the city while it's appealing the decision. The San Francisco, California-based firm was deemed “not fit and proper” to be a private hire operator license holder over several issues which the TFL believes disqualify it from being allowed to operate...
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Uber just lost the battle of London

Uber just lost the battle of London

6 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

London is one of Uber's major markets, with some 3.5 million people using the app in the crowded city, according to the company. But come late September, Uber won't be allowed to operate its business in London anymore. The local transport authority on Friday announced that Uber's license won't be renewed, saying the company is unfit to hold such a permit.
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The Uber ban is a disaster for London

The Uber ban is a disaster for London

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The Uber ban will hurt the majority of London residents who do not live in the city centre.
It also ends 40,000 jobs.
It is a failure when a city makes it harder to get from A to B.
Uber helped open up new neighbourhoods, providing transport for people on modest budgets who are not served by taxis or public transport.
LONDON - Let's admit this from the outset: the impending ban on Uber in London is Uber's own fault.
But this is still bad for London.
The company - from its former CEO on down to the local level - has never missed an opportunity to shoot itself in the foot. (Its former CEO...
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Uber loses its license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Transport for London today announced that it will not be renewing Uber's license for operating in London. Uber's operator license in London is set to end on the 30th of September, which means it could soon get banned in London if it doesn't get a renewed license. The Mayor of London has also supported...
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London is open.except for Uber - Mayor Sadiq Khan says firm should ‘play by the rules'

London is open.except for Uber - Mayor Sadiq Khan says firm should ‘play by the rules'

6 monthes ago   |   By CBR

Uber has sensationally been stripped of it's London operating license , with TfL ruling that the ride-hailing app company will be barred from operating within the M25.
The shock ruling will potentially put 40,000 drivers out of a job, with many calling out the decision at being at odds with the city's ‘London is open' mantra employed by the capital's mayor Sadiq Khan.
Post-Brexit, the London mayor has been championing the city as one of the leading tech hubs of the world, vocally positioning the city ahead of every other European competitor in terms of tech. Back in July, Khan reeled off a...
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Uber stripped of London license

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

LONDON - London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.
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Uber has lost its license to operate in London

Uber has lost its license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

Uber has lost its license to operate in London, dealing a massive blow to the beleaguered-yet-hugely-popular taxi hailing app company. The company's current license to operate in the British capital expires on 30 September. Its drivers can operate until that date, but has only 21 days to appeal the ruling. Transport for London said that the company was not a "fit and proper" operator in its ruling, stating that “Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility", particularly in policing its drivers.
Thousands of drivers in limbo
Uber has more than 40,000 drivers...
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This is how people are reacting to Transport for London's decision not to renew Uber's licence

This is how people are reacting to Transport for London's decision not to renew Uber's licence

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber has lost its license to operate in London , as per a statement released by Transport for London , the UK capital's transport regulator.
The license will expire on September 30, but it will remain as Uber appeals TfL's ruling.
This is how people are reacting to the news:
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London:
"I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and new technology and to be a natural home for exciting new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service.
However, all companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we...
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Shock TfL ruling BANS Uber from London - 40,000 to lose jobs

Shock TfL ruling BANS Uber from London - 40,000 to lose jobs

6 monthes ago   |   By CBR

TfL has stripped Uber of its London operating license in an unexpected ruling that will put 40,000 people out of work.
The current license held by Uber is set to expire on the 30 th of September, with TfL deciding not to reinstate the ride hailing company's license on a basis of failure to comply with safety regulations.
Uber will be barred from operating within the boundaries of the M25, delivering a shocking blow to the company still suffering a damaged image.
Citing criminal offences, obtaining medical certificates and its approach to checks of the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring...
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Uber loses license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By ZDnet

No more ride-hailing in the Big Smoke, it seems.
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Uber to lose its license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.
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Uber stripped of its license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

LONDON - London's transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its license to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.
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Breaking: Uber loses its license to operate in London

Breaking: Uber loses its license to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

London's transport authority, Transport for London , has said it will not renew Uber's license to operate in the city, which expires September 30. In a statement shared on its official Twitter account, TfL said that “Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license,” saying that its “approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues.” TfL has today informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence. pic.twitter.com/nlYD0ny2qo - Transport for London September 22, 2017 These...
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Uber has lost its licence to operate in London

Uber has lost its licence to operate in London

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber has lost its licence to operate in London, the capital's transport regulator has said.
Transport for London announced that Uber would not be issued with a private hire operator's licence once its current licence is up on 30 September.
It's a major blow for the ride-hailing company, which is hugely popular among Londoners. The city is its biggest market in the UK, with around 40,000 registered drivers in the capital, according to the firm's own figures.
TfL said Uber was not "fit and proper" to hold a licence.
Here's the full text of Transport for London's announcement :
TfL has today...
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Uber just lost its London taxi license

6 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

In a surprise announcement today, Transport for London has confirmed that it will not reissue Uber's private hire operating licence within the city. In a statement, the regulator said that the company operations were not "fit and proper" and noted th...
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